Oude Kriek Cuvée René—tasting notes
Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René is a Fruity Lambic Oude Kriek produced regularly since 2007. It is farmented with whole 6 month old cherries in 10.000 litres oak foudres, and bottle after 6 months. It has a strong sour cherry aroma with some spices, and a very sour and cherry taste with a dry finish and no sweetness at all.
Fruity Lambic is a variety of Lambic often produced like Gueuze Lambic—by mixin one, two and three year old Lambics in the same bottle. Fruit is added halfway the aging process, so the yeast and the bacteria can ferment all the sugars from the fruit. Most traditional styles of fruit lambic are kriek (with cherries), framboise (with raspberries) and druivenlambik (with muscat grapes). The flavour of the fruit should be evident, coming in hand with a sour flavour. When young, the beer preserves its fruity taste, but when aged the lambic character becames more dominant.